Cute Stork Baby Shower Gift

Stork front

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a cute stork I made for a friends baby shower! I had a lot of fun building this guy. And it was a lot easier than I figured it would be.

I started by making the mailbox. There is wire sticking out of the bottom, so I could secure it to the base. Then I made the legs with wire sticking out of both ends. After they were baked, I shaped the torso and attached it to the legs. It was a bit tricky to get the wings to hold the baby while baking, but a little bit of paper towel and a handy mug made it secure while curing!

I used a little paint on the base, then gave it a coat of varnish, and viola! One special delivery for a very special lady!

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And here is the back view! I’m fairly new to recording my every step while making things, so please forgive the lack of images and pleasing backdrop. LOL

Thanks for stopping by, and have a splendiferous day!

Inspired by Polymer Clay by Deb

Are Zeus and Sasha Splitting Up?

 

I love dogs and pictures of dogs and videos of dogs, but I have to say this little clip is the cutest!!!  I don’t know where she lives, but if it’s nearby, Sasha might have to work it to keep Zeus’ interest.  LOL  Zeus is my german shepherd dog, and Sasha lives right across the street with our neighbors.

 

Here is my gorgeous Zeus and Sasha gazing longingly across the street at each other!  They are so cute!  She is the only dog he won’t bark at from inside the front door.  And THAT’S saying something!  LOL  Instead, he stares out at her and just whines and cries.  He’s totally smitten, but the cutie in the video below really has some moves!  I don’t think he’s that fickle, though.  😉

 

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It’s Important to be Positive!

This is a little article explaining why it’s healthier to stay positive!  Several years ago, I discovered the concept of the Law of Attraction.  Like attracts like.  So the more you think happy thoughts, the more good things are going to come your way!  It’s not always easy to do, but I have noticed a significant change in my life since I’ve put it into practice.  I hope it will do the same for you!

Do you have any experience with the law of attraction?  How has it affected you?  Let me know in the comments!  And have a wonderful day!

 

How to make Southern Rolled (Pinched Off) Biscuits from Scratch

I love me some homemade biscuits!  Those ones in a can are just not the same.  I’ve tried several different recipes over the years, but this is a new (or should I say OLD?) technique for me.  And I am definitely going to give it a try!

This recipe is demonstrated by a Southern lady who learned this from her Grandma when she was just a girl.  It’s done in a very unusual way.  The shortening and buttermilk go in a bowl which has a good amount of King Arther unbleached self-rising flour pressed against the sides.  Then she stirs around and around with her fingers until the liquid has collected enough flour to get it to the right consistency.  And what flour is left is just stored away for next time.  I find that pretty awesome!  You’d only have to grab your bowl and throw in the milk and shortening to start a new batch.

Watch Mama’s rolled “pinch off” biscuits and let me know what you think about it in the comments below!

Isn’t she just so sweet?  I could listen to her all day!  Have you ever made biscuits this way?  I don’t know about you, but I’m craving some biscuits and gravy!  LOL

Have a great day y’all!

 

Photo by edenza